Interview starts at 50:42.
This week my guest is George Revel of Lost Coast Outfitters, the only fly shop in downtown San Francisco. George is a lifelong fly fisher (he was a tournament caster when he was a teenager) and has intimate knowledge of the best fly-fishing spots in California. Whether you live on the West Coast and are looking for new places to explore, or if you plan a visit to California, this podcast is a must.
In the Fly Box, we have some great questions and comments, including:
- If you are unsure where the fish are, how long should your drift be and where should you place your fly?
- I have a 9-foot 5-weight rod and want one other rod to do everything else, from bass to steelhead to salt water. What additional rod should I buy?
- Why am I foul-hooking so many trout this year?
- A comment from a listener on why permit systems for our more crowded rivers may be needed.
- In cold water, will trout feed deeper than four feet?
- How important is it that my indicator and flies land in the same current?
- What kind of line, or weight on my leader, should I use when trolling for pike?
- Where is the best place to find an in-person fly-fishing mentor?
- Would it be harmful to my boots or waders if I spray insect repellent on them to keep ticks away?
- How far should you lead a trout you can see in a clear stream?
- What surface flies should I use for stripers on Cape Cod in late summer?
- How can I train my dog to be a good fly-fishing companion?
- Will steaming an old cork handle off a fly rod hurt the blank?